By Deborah Sheldon Welcome to TLT’s busy lenders’ monthly round-up. Each month we summarise the latest news and developments in retail mortgage lending and regulation. This month in summary: News Re-examining the Duty Advisor Scheme Competition and Markets Authority to investigate leasehold sales scandal Banking and finance industry set to launch a voluntary code to […]
What is a lasting power of attorney (LPA)? A power of attorney is a legal document by which an individual gives another person (the attorney) power to act on their behalf. An LPA is used by an individual to appoint an attorney to act on their behalf in the event of loss of mental capacity […]
By Piers Warne This month in summary London Mayoral response to the Recommendations of the London Night Time Commission released ‘Slip Rules’: minor administrative faults don’t immediately invalidate applications Key Events: Notifications required by the Gambling Commission Listen to our employment law podcast
By Stephen McGowan This month in summary: Top Licensing Tip: Check your DPM’s personal licence to avoid alcohol sales ban Government consults on Occasional Licences Glasgow Council to appoint Night Time Mayor/Tsar Importance of remembering to notify Gambling Commission of key events Consultation launched on future policy development for Sexual Entertainment Venues in Glasgow Listen to our new […]
By Leeanne Armstrong Whilst mandatory Early Conciliation is not yet a current requirement, we understand that the reforms provided for under the Employment Act (Northern Ireland) 2016 will be pushed through in January 2020, even if the local Assembly remains deadlocked. Given that the indication is that Early Conciliation is likely to be brought into force […]
By Alison Ogley The Environment Act 1995 gives Environment Agency officers wide powers to investigate premises and question individuals in connection with suspected breaches of the act. In this briefing note, Walker Morris explores the Court of Appeal case of Millmore, which considered the convictions of five individuals for failing to co-operate with requests of […]
By Jeanette Burgess, Andrew Northage In the first decision of its kind, the information rights tribunal (the Tribunal) recently dismissed an appeal against the £4,000 penalty notice issued to paint and wallpaper manufacturer Farrow & Ball for failure to pay the required data protection fee. The Tribunal dismissed the company’s plea that the penalty should be […]
By Jeanette Burgess, Andrew Northage In the current climate, and emboldened by the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), individuals have become increasingly aware of, and are exercising, their rights as data subjects. This includes the right to access their personal data, to find out what data is held and how it is used, by […]
By Jeanette Burgess, Andrew Northage The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) arrived with much fanfare just over a year ago, introducing – among other things – new and enhanced rights for individuals in relation to their personal data. The UK’s Information Commissioner had this to say in her recent blog post GDPR – one year […]
Manuel Gouveia Pereira, managing associate, writes the article “Environmental law and practice in Portugal”, published by Practical Law of Thomson Reuters In a Q&A format, Manuel Gouveia Pereira makes an overview of the environmental law and practice in Portugal, among other topics.
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White & Case has failed in its attempt to reverse a decision in the commercial court, acting for Peruvian company Minera Las Bambas in its dispute against Glencore. In the Court of Appeal hearing, White & Case partner Charles Balmain represented Minera in a claim that arises out of a share purchase agreement entered in […]
Two O’Melveny & Myers lawyers, including partner John Daghlian, have moved across to join their former colleagues at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. Funds veteran Daghlian and counsel Mary Lavelle, who joins Akin Gump as a partner, have been reunited with Aleksander Bakic and Daniel Quinn, who joined Akin Gump in March this year. […]
The Law Society has begun charging junior lawyers for its careers advice, The Lawyer has learned. As of June, the membership body for solicitors in England and Wales is running a series of sessions for lawyers under 2PQE, charging £50 for an hour-long appointment with a careers adviser. When VAT is added, that sum rises to […]
Stephenson Harwood has launched an innovation network for associates working on the firm’s technology projects to help junior lawyers to develop their careers. The network, which includes 25 associates, was conceived and launched by Paul Orchard, the firm’s head of innovation. In order to help the associates see this initiative as a way to expand […]